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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:32 PM

Many national outlets sell the National Enquirer. Tell them to STOP.

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The National Enquirer admitted to participating in an illegal scheme to pay off women to help Trump get elected.

Then it threatened to publish Jeff Bezos' dick pics.

WTF is the National Enquirer still doing in checkout aisles across the country?

It's not a magazine. It's, at best, a gonzo political operation. It may be a criminal enterprise.

The National Enquirer exists because chains promote it. 75% of sales come from major chains.

@Walmart alone accounts for 23% of sales. @kroger is 10%

Along with @Walmart and @kroger, other top retailers of the National Enquirer:

@GiantFood
@FoodLion
@Albertsons
@Safeway
@BNBuzz (Barnes and Noble)
@CVSHealth
@Hudson_News
@Publix
@Walgreens

These companies are enabling the National Enquirer.

Bezos situation is not an aberration. @RonanFarrow says he was threatened while reporting on a hush money payment to a man who said he had damaging info on Trump.

Now that big chains know how AMI operates, can they ethically be in business with them?

The National Enquirer's parent company, AMI, also placed a 96 page glossy tribute to Saudi Arabia on the shelves of these same stores.

It's a mess.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:45 PM

1. When in line at the check out and have a little wait,

I always pick up the Inquirer, pretend to be interested, then put it back backwards. Petty, I know, but I never feel bad.

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Response to old guy (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:17 PM

2. I was just going to recommend this!

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:12 PM

3. Good. Time to shut this piece of garbage down, now that we truly know how they act,

without regard for human dignity and regard for the well being of others. Threatening to bribe or extort anyone that takes a stand against their corruption and filth. Time to shut them down! I plan on complaining to CVS and/or Walgreens in my area...I don't have the other retailers but I have them. Thanks.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:37 PM

4. I turn them around when I see them

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:53 PM

8. or grab a handful as your heading into the store, change your mind

and put them on the TP shelf.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:52 PM

5. they probably threaten the outlets if they try to stop selling. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:12 PM

12. Likely they have contracted for that space and now the stores are stuck

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:52 PM

6. I drop them face down on the floor. And in my NE state, the floor is filthy. So no harm done.

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Response to erronis (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:07 PM

10. So some employee has to pick them up.

Classy.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:11 PM

11. Somebody's got to put these in the trash in any case. Don't fret so much.

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Response to erronis (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:24 PM

13. Sorry, but that's just rude and childish behavior imo.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:52 PM

7. I just don't buy them...

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:54 PM

9. There weren't in the racks at Hannaford supermarket today. n/t

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:28 PM

14. Only dumbasses buy, look at or read that moronic rag.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:31 PM

15. This will be their counter-argument: "WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST A FREE PRESS??"

I'm afraid the nuance required in trying to explain what's at the root of their awfulness will require more effort than it's actually worth.

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